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Old 01-31-2014, 04:40 AM   #11
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Thus far...Northern Brewer is a top notch company! Their customer service is amazing...I have no plans to look anywhere else as they have helped me a lot due to the UPS man playing the tossing game with my Carboys before delivery! I really wish all the companies I deal with were as good as them....ohh and a great side note...when I call them...they speak perfect English!

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Old 01-31-2014, 02:38 PM   #12
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I've been very happy with the kits i've gotten from NB. The only problem I've had is getting dead yeast because of the cold temps we've been having lately.

Not really NB's fault, but they are 3 or 4 days shipping to me.

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Old 01-31-2014, 04:54 PM   #13
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I got my equipment kit and first recipe kit from Northern Brewer, and I've done two Austin Homebrew kits, and have had no problems with either. I've switched to using AHS because, like the poster above, I'm in Dallas, and like supporting a Texas company. I'll actually be in Austin this weekend, so I'm stopping by the store tomorrow to pick up stuff for my next couple of brews.

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Old 02-01-2014, 10:01 PM   #14
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I've used NB, William's, Midwest and More Beer. Since I live in MD More Beer is super fast with free shipping (Over $60 order). The William's and More Beer kits have all been home runs. My 2 cents.


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Old 02-02-2014, 01:04 PM   #15
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Williams brewing has some really good extract only kits. Prices are very good and have yeast. When I first started, I made a few and they all were very well received. Only drawback is they don't give you the recipe. Shipping is cheap and fast to me since I live in AZ. First bought there because their aeration wand seemed better than most. I'll add that Austin homebrew has the best selection of recipes, it just seems that its recently been taking a long time to receive my order.

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Old 02-02-2014, 02:02 PM   #16
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If you are lucky enough, your local beer distributor might carry kits. Also, search for a HBS near by.


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Old 02-03-2014, 05:42 PM   #17
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Where are you located (in general, you don't have to give too much detail)? I would check with the list of HBSes here on the forum's wiki, as well as getting in touch with any local clubs that you might find. While your LHBS may turn out to be a bust, it is certainly worth finding out about.

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Old 02-04-2014, 01:43 AM   #18
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I've had great customer service experiences with Midwest. I got a kit from Jasper's as a gift so I can't comment on customer service but the kit was fine, no problems with it, and I'm still waiting to try that beer. I like that Jasper's has 7.99 flat shipping and their prices seem pretty good compared to other places. I also like their selection.

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